Bishops Diocesan College’s investigation into sex scandal almost complete

Bishops Diocesan College will issue a media statement once the investigation is concluded.
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Principal of Bishops Diocesan College says a report on the investigation into allegations that former teacher Fiona Viotti had a relationship with a number of pupils should be available within the next few days.

Guy Pearson says the investigation is currently incomplete and the school will issue a media statement once the investigation is concluded. The report to be available in the next few days.

In October media reports revealed that an academic and sports teacher at Bishops Diocesan College in Rondebosch, Fiona Viotti, had been reported for having a relationship with an 18 year old matric pupil.

Fiona Viotti resigned and was later placed under medical care.

The school released a statement acknowledging that more boys had been affected over the years.

According to News24 five males came forward after Guy Pearson appealed  for all affected students to come forward.

Of the five students  two are in matric, one is in Grade 11, and two others have finished school.

It has also been reported that Bishops Diocesan College did not want to hand over the names of the pupils to police who approached them for a possible investigation, because the pupils are not underage in terms of South Africa’s laws on consensual sex.

Viotti’s lawyer William Booth concedes that the school will make a decision based on the investigation and inform him and his client of the outcome.

He said the school would decide whether to make the results of the investigation public or not.

The SA Council of Educators (SACE) has also launched an investigation into a possible violation of the code of conduct which applies to teachers that they may not have intimate relationships with pupils.

More: News24

 

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